dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

As our story continues, the butcher tells John he shouldn't try to walk off having broken his foot. The 'joke' is that John is being diagnosed by a store employee who can't 'really' know what he's talking about because he doesn't have a degree permitting him to know things.

(Strip Number 761, Original Publication Date, 11 December 1984)

Panel 1: Now that a crowd has started to develop, John is mortified when the butcher tells a fellow employee named Pete that the man with the glasses has had an accident and needs an ambulance.

Panel 2: Since John doesn't want to attract negative, humiliating attention, he insists nothing is wrong.

Panel 3: The butcher assures John that he has indeed broken his foot.

Panel 4: You see, having done his job for the last eleven years has given the man real-world experience.

Summary: Hmmm. I wonder what television show Lynn stole THIS punchline from. With our luck, it's straight out of the worst sitcom EVER: "The Trouble With Tracy".

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